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2008-01-25 11:55:00

Cambridge scientists are advocating additional research into the little understood links between environmental pollution and type 2 diabetes.

2007-01-27 12:00:20

By Ian McCann, The Dallas Morning News Jan. 27--The eagle has landed at Lake Ray Hubbard. And not just any eagle.

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2006-09-14 16:15:00

The World Health Organization is poised to promote broader use of the pesticide DDT in the battle against malaria.

2006-07-31 11:19:52

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Controlled indoor spraying of the infamous pesticide DDT is poised to make a comeback in countries that have tried and failed to do without it in the battle against malaria, according to a special news feature in the journal Nature Medicine.

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2006-06-23 17:55:00

Miles from the shoreline, 10 baby brown pelicans lounge by a pool in a roomy cage, large buckets of fish there for the taking. Just days ago, these birds could not feed themselves at all. Scores of starving baby pelicans - emaciated, cold and too weak to fly - are washing up on California beaches in disturbing numbers this spring.

2006-06-15 09:37:17

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's use of controversial pesticide DDT has helped it achieve a huge reduction in malaria cases over the past five years, the health minister said on Friday.

2006-06-01 04:37:26

By Orla Ryan OBUASI, Ghana (Reuters) - Ghanaian mineworker James Ankoma knows what it is like to be laid low with malaria.

2006-05-08 10:15:00

Tanzania is lifting a 2004 ban on the pesticide DDT so it can be used to fight mosquitoes carrying malaria in the east African nation.

2006-04-18 08:00:00

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Greenpeace has found banned pesticides and excessive levels of other chemicals in fresh vegetables sold by Hong Kong's two major supermarket chains.

2006-02-07 09:52:30

A research group is conducting studies of bald eagles to determine the levels of environmental toxins in their systems and gain a better understanding of the overall health of the bird population.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.